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04.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Updated information about countries and restrictions on the freedom of movement for passengers arriving in Estonia as of 4 September

Based on the coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday 7 September, a two-week restriction on the freedom of movement will apply to passengers arriving in Estonia from the following European countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany...
03.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Updated travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs updated its travel advice, and recommends avoiding all but essential international travel due to the spread of the coronavirus. Data from the Estonian Health Board shows that as of 3 September, Estonia’s COVID-19 infection rate is 16.1 (per 100 000 inhabitants). The...
03.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia proposes harmonising EU crisis measures

Estonia made a proposal at the Council of the European Union to harmonise crisis measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, Estonia supports an agreed framework for an early warning system for restrictive measures, common criteria and a chance to...
02.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia holds a discussion on human rights in Belarus at the UN Security Council

On Friday 4 September, on the initiative of Estonia and backed by other UN member states, an Arria-formula meeting is held at the UN Security Council to discuss human rights. An overview of the state of human rights in Belarus will be given via video link by the UN Special Rapporteur on the...
01.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonian experts to join EU civilian missions in Ukraine and Somalia

In September, Estonian experts Ernst-Armin Tõnisson and Karin Anna Maandi will join the civilian mission of the European Union in Ukraine. Estonia will also post its first expert, Rainer Koor, to the EU mission in Somalia. The EUAM Ukraine mission focuses on the reform of Ukraine’s civilian...
01.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Testing at the airport and port to be made available for people returning to Estonia from coronavirus risk countries

Estonian Health Board – From 1 September, those returning to Estonia from COVID-19 risk countries will have the opportunity to be tested for coronavirus at the airport and port in order to shorten the 14-day restriction on the freedom of movement and allow them to return to work sooner. Testing is...
01.09.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonian diplomat to head the IAEA’s Department of Technical Cooperation for Europe

Today 1 September, Eve-Külli Kala, a long-time diplomat of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will assume office as the European Director of the Department of Technical Cooperation at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Kala is the first Estonian to reach such a senior position...
31.08.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia to boost ICT cooperation with East Africa

Today, cooperation agreements were signed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) and the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL). The cooperation agreement with EASTECO is the first memorandum to be...
31.08.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia is imposing sanctions on 30 Belarusian officials

Today 31 August, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a list of Belarusian officials subject to prohibition on entry according to the International Sanctions Act. These individuals have a central role in falsifying election results in Belarus and using violence against peaceful...
31.08.2020|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu meeting with Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto: we are working on avoiding border closures

At yesterday’s meeting, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu and Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto discussed the bilateral relations of Estonia and Finland and long-term plans for developing them further. “While the cooperation between Estonia and Finland is already very close in several...


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